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Tue, Sep 7 | Sun, Sep 12

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

  • Dir. Sidney Lumet
  • USA
  • 1975
  • 125 min.
  • R
  • 35mm
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop
DOG DAY AFTERNOON

Part of Heist!

When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny’s surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.

“One of Sidney Lumet's best jobs of directing and one of Al Pacino's best performances (as a bisexual bank robber) come together in a populist thriller with lots of New York juice.” —Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“[Pacino] gives an electric performance, charged with a lunatic energy that expertly captures the weird blend of confidence and self-deprecation (if not hatred) that marks the paranoid syndrome.” —Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine

“It's beautifully acted by performers who appear to have grown up on the city's sidewalks in the heat and hopelessness of an endless midsummer.” —Vincent Canby, New York Times (1975)

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